American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A council or meeting of indigenous peoples of southern Africa to discuss an important matter.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Among the natives of South Africa, a council or conference for the discussion of affairs.
- n. An important conference held by leaders of the Zulu and Xhosa peoples of South Africa.
- n. South Africa A problem, a concern.
- n. a council at which indigenous peoples of southern Africa meet to discuss some important question
- From Zulu indaba. (Wiktionary)
- Zulu ín-dàbà, affair, topic for discussion, conference : ín-, n. pref. + -dàbà, affair. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The indaba was the first such comprehensive interaction between the President and government on the one hand and the Big Business”
“The two-day indaba, which is being attended by representatives from all levels of government, ends on Friday.”
“The first was the significance of a climate in which every participant is guaranteed a hearing; some people were dismissive of the 'indaba' process, the method of organising group discussion in units manageable enough for everyone to speak, without pressure to produce an agreed statement – but the importance of this became apparent, if I may hazard a rather sharp judgement, in the light of how some other aspects of the Conference worked.”
“We've called these 'indaba' groups, picking up an African word for meetings where significant questions are worked through in a community.”
“Each 'indaba' group brings together a number of smaller Bible study groups, who will be studying John's Gospel each day.”
“So the new thing about Lambeth this time is that the whole body of the bishops will be divided into middle-sized groups, called 'indaba' groups, from a Zulu word describing community discussion and decision-making.”
“The government will hold an "indaba" on the 2010 Soccer World Cup to iron out difficulties which could affect its success, it was announced on Tuesday.”
“Mwanawasa organized the forum, or "indaba," which ended late”
“Mwanawasa organized the four-day forum, or "indaba," to give”
“CS indaba which is the highest decision-making body of the civil process.”
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